45 kms away from Ho Chi Minh City, Giang Dien waterfall is an ideal choice for team building programs. It covers 67-hectacre wide space with a green grass cover, waterfall, stream, lake, and forest. This is a playground of many activities such as: secret letter huning, raft rowing, crossing the waterfall, bicycling and hiking.
Reaching the waterfall, tourists in Vietnam travel may be surprised at the abundance of nature and the romantic tourist area although, as a first disclaimer, the site cannot be compared with the famous waterfalls of the Central Highlands.
The waterfall is much closer to HCM City than Dalat and other hilly resort towns. The name reveals the place’s history – Giang Dien means “water field” so that it is likely that the area used to be a field.
Naturally, it’s not all nature anymore since the tourist area has been set up. And be prepared: While the stream is clear and clean in the dry season, silt coming from the upper reaches will turn it yellow and muddy in the rainy season.
But keeping these two aspects in mind, it’s fun. Along the waterfall, you can jump from stone to stone arranged neatly in a long line, possibly reminding you of the childhood game you used to play.
Standing on top of the cascade, the spray underneath you obscures your view, creating a mysterious atmosphere and, on a sunny day, a colourful rainbow.
To take a rest after jumping on the stones, you can lie down comfortably and even sleep on the grassy area among plants and flowers.
Lots of families and groups of friends also picnic here, spending the day barbecuing, fishing and even swimming in the cool stream.
Alternatively, the surrounding restaurants also offer some good fare and delightful decorations, making you think you are in a Vietnamese village.
Venturing a little farther across the Giang Dien suspension bridge, tourists in Vietnam tourism will find a 10-hectare fruit garden in the tourist area.
Especially, to young people and researchers may also be attracted in visiting a nearby farm that breeds lizards, scorpions, salamanders and other reptiles.